FOSDEM 2022 – MySQL DevRoom Call for Papers

We received today the notification for FOSDEM’s organization that the MySQL DevRoom is accepted for the 2022’s edition !

The MySQL DevRoom will take place on February 6th, 2022. It’s a Sunday. Like previous edition, FOSDEM will be an online event.

Due to the very short deadlines, this year an external committee cannot be created to validate, sort and vote for the proposed talks.

We will propose the best agenda respecting the ideas and precepts that have made our MySQL DevRoom one of the most popular room of FOSDEM for so many years.

The MySQL Developer room focuses on MySQL and its Ecosystem.

The call for papers for the MySQL DevRoom is now officially open !

Same rules as last year:

  • For obvious reasons, this year the event will not take place in a physical location but online.
  • The reference time will be Brussels local time (CET).
  • Talks will be pre-recorded, and streamed during the event – Before proposing a session, please make sure you will have the facilities (camera, microphone, network) and time to prepare, upload and review a recording during the first two weeks of January if your proposal is accepted.
  • Q&A session will be live after your talk.
  • A platform will be provided for people watching to join a common chat.
  • A platform will be provided for people watching to submit questions.

These rules may change as they are not yet confirmed by FOSDEM’s organization.

Key dates:

Because creating such event is not easy, because of the indecisive situation, etc… we are now bound by time.

  • Submission deadline: 31st December 2021
  • Announcement of selected talks: as soon as possible
  • Submission of recorded talks: to be determined
  • Devroom date: Sunday 6th February 2022

How to submit:

For this edition, we decided to have a mix of sessions. We are accepting talks of 15, 25 and 40 minutes, with time for questions afterward. The Q&A session will be live. Please, don’t forget to specify the duration in your submission.

You might be aware that the usual standard length for MySQL Devroom is 25 minutes and the majority of accepted talks will certainly be in that range but we are open to exception (explain why in your submission).

All submissions have to be made in the Pentabarf event planning tool:

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While creating your proposal, please provide the title of your talk, a short abstract, some information about yourself (eg. name, bio, photo, contact information, but remember that your profile might be already stored in Pentabarf).

It’s very important that you select the right track “MySQL devroom” and don’t forget to specify the duration.

And as usual, marketing and sales speeches are not welcome. Please focus on the engineering side, the operations and of course the developers. We want to hear how you are hacking MySQL and develop around it !

Recording of Talks:

The talks in the MySQL developer room as in other rooms must be pre-recorded.

Speakers have to submit a recording of their talk to the devroom in Pentabarf (if the talk is accepted and when recorded, not during the proposal) and be available for Q&A during the event.

By participating in the event you agree to the publication of your recordings, slides and other content provided under the same license as all FOSDEM content (CC-BY).

In the “Submission notes” field in Pentabarf, please indicate that you agree to the publications.

For example: “If my speech is accepted for FOSDEM MySQL Devroom, I agree to the publication of my recordings, slides provided under the same license as all FOSDEM content (CC-BY). Sincerely, Name”.

Thank you, and see you soon virtually during FOSDEM 2022 ! Don’t wait too much and submit as soon as possible.


Hi all, just some words to let you know that FOSDEM’22 will take place February 5th and 6th. Like last year, this 2022 edition will be an online edition.

As MySQL, we have submitted our candidature for a devroom/track. We are waiting for the approval list.

As soon as we know FOSDEM’s decision, the eventual Call-For-Papers will be opened.

Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, enjoy MySQL !